In celebration of the recent Pro Bono Week, Wilson Elser, a national law firm with offices in White Plains was honored by the Legal Services of the Hudson Valley at its annual awards ceremony held Oct. 29.
Wilson Elser was recognized for its work with the organization’s uncontested divorce project. To date, 35 of the firm’s attorneys have participated in two trainings held in their White Plains office and have opened 16 matters.
“The firm is committed to giving back to the communities in which we live and work,” said John Flannery, regional managing partner of the White Plains office. “Our work with the Legal Services of the Hudson Valley is especially meaningful as many of our clients are survivors of domestic violence who are in desperate need of a safe, fresh start to their lives. Helping them obtain a divorce is a major step to accomplish this.”
Partners Emily Hayes and Steven L. Young, Pro Bono Committee members in the firm’s White Plains office, coordinate the office’s involvement in the uncontested divorce project.